The announcement of GWAR appearing on the Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music Series took the world by surprise. Known for their outrageous stage performances and over-the-top theatrics. GWAR seemed like an unlikely fit for the intimate and stripped-down setting of the Tiny Desk Concert. And yet, this unexpected pairing created a buzz of anticipation among fans and curious onlookers alike.
And for those unfamiliar with GWAR, their music and stage show can be described as a chaotic blend of heavy metal, punk rock, and shock rock theatrics. Their costumes often involve monstrous and grotesque characters. Also GWAR’s use of fake blood and other fluids during performances, are integral parts of their visual identity. GWAR’s lyrics: filled with satire, humor, and often controversial themes, have also been a trademark of their music.
Gwar on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert
The Tiny Desk Concert Series, on the other hand, is known for featuring artists in an intimate setting. Often showcasing their stripped-down and acoustic performances. It’s a space where artists can highlight their musicality, songwriting, and raw talent, without the distractions of elaborate stage productions.
And, GWAR took the stage for their Tiny Desk performance, they surprised everyone by embracing the concept while still staying true to their roots. They scaled back their usual theatrics but maintained their unique energy and showmanship. And then band members, dressed in their iconic costumes, sat on stools surrounded by a miniature version of their elaborate stage set.
GWAR’s Set on Tiny Desk Concert
With thunderous force and rain pouring outside, the intergalactic monsters of GWAR adorned themselves with battle scars and strapped on their guitars. It was as if the spirit of the late Oderus Urungus’, long-awaited prophecy was about to be fulfilled. GWAR had arrived to unleash chaos upon the Tiny Desk. Obliterating everything in their path.
What’s more, GWAR maintained their irreverent humor and interaction with the audience. Further, they cracked jokes, shared anecdotes, and even engaged in a playful water gun fight, substituting the usual fake blood. And despite the unconventional setting, the band’s larger-than-life personalities and stage presence still shone through. Captivating both the live audience and the viewers at home.
GWAR’s Tiny Desk Concert challenged preconceived notions about the band, showcasing their versatility as musicians and their ability to adapt to different environments. And, it is a testament to their musicianship, proving that behind the costumes and theatrics, there was a group of talented individuals who could deliver a captivating performance regardless of the setting.
The reaction to GWAR’s appearance on the Tiny Desk Concert Series was overwhelmingly positive. Fans praised the band for their willingness to step outside their comfort zone and deliver a memorable and entertaining performance. It also introduced GWAR to a wider audience who may have only been familiar with their outrageous stage reputation, allowing them to appreciate the band’s musicality and songwriting.
What’s more, GWAR’s appearance on the NPR Tiny Desk Concert Series was a delightful surprise that showcased their adaptability and musical talent. It was a reminder that even the most unconventional and unexpected collaborations can lead to unique and memorable experiences in the world of music.
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GWAR – 2023 U.S. Dates
“The Psychotherapy Sessions” Tour
7/20 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheater
7/21 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
7/23 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
7/25 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/28 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/29 Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
7/30 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
8/1 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
8/2 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
8/4 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
8/5 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
8/6 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theater
8/8 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
GWAR – 2023 U.S. Dates Cont’
8/9 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
8/10 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
8/12 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
8/13 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/15 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/16 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater
8/17 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater
8/19 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
8/20 Reno, NV – Grand Theater at the Grand Sierra Resort
8/22 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
8/23 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
8/25 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
8/26 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
GWAR Headlining Shows
8/21 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *
8/27 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre +
8/28 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue +^
8/29 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s +^
8/30 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant +^
9/1 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center +^
* – w/ Nonpoint
+ – w/ Crobot
^ – w/ 200 Stab Wounds
9/2 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
9/3 Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots Festival
10/26-27 Gainesville, FL – The Fest